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Wuhan coronavirus: Anger as Chinese plane lands in Kenya with 239 onboard

Christian Fernsby |
A China Southern Airlines flight landed yesterday in Nairobi, Kenya with 239 people, triggering anger and shock across the East African country.

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Topics: WUHAN    CORONAVIRUS    CHINESE    PLANE    KENYA   

The incident comes after Kenya announced that it had resumed flights to China.

Kenyans raised concern on social media, questioning the country's preparedness to deal with Wuhan coronavirus when many African countries have ceased operating China flights.

Activist Boniface Mwangi posed a question to Kenyan leader Uhuru Kenyatta.

"Does Uhuru love this country? Because if he did, no Chinese flight would be allowed to land in Kenya as long as the coronavirus remains a threat. Our health system can’t handle a coronavirus outbreak."

Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo assured the country at a press briefing that measures were put in place to ensure that the 239 Chinese passengers traveling to Kenya were free of the disease.

More than 100 Kenyan students are stranded in China due to the outbreak there.


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